I haven’t done a lot of fabric shopping lately, but I had to take advantage of some black Friday sales to get some favorites I have been eyeing. The Imprint collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery fabrics is one that is so me! I am always drawn most to the basics in designer collections: geometrics, small scale prints, and florals. This is a Whole Collection of unique basics! What a great addition to a fabric
stash palette. Today I am mixing them up with some other bits from my stash (new and old) to see what kind of inspirations I can find.
Another favorite recent collection is Dare by Pat Bravo (also Art Gallery Fabrics), and I picked up few prints from that one. They look beautiful as the focus prints (along with a couple from other AGF collections) with the Imprint pieces playing the supporting roles.
The fact that the Imprint fabrics are “read as solid” and so vibrant, they can easily take the place of solids in a quilt pattern. This is a great opportunity to use those low volume prints you’ve been collecting. This combination would be perfect for an edgy version of my Gossamer pattern.
If you love all things color and prints like me, you don’t need much neutral…just add more prints! The Imprint fabrics would be a perfect addition to any scrappy quilt and help you bust some stash. I love them with these prints by Alison Glass (Andover fabrics). The colors are so off-beat, but that makes them perfect for each other! This combination will very likely find its way into one of my quilts.
Of course, it’s not always practical (or desirable) to buy a whole collection of fabrics, and it’s often more fun and interesting to make a quilt with lots of variety. Here I have just the blue color way of Imprint fabrics paired with a bunch of yellow/gold prints from my stash. I love this combo! What a great idea for a modern version of the classic two-color quilt, or keep building up the palette with more fabrics in different color groups. Since all the fabrics are monochromatic without busy prints, the sky really is the limit for what pattern you could make with them.
Oh, What Fun! Looking forward to a weekend of sewing…I can’t wait to show you what I have started for my Christmas break sewing.